Make your bedroom a cosy sanctuary

Make your bedroom a cosy sanctuary

Here is our guide on how to create your dream bedroom...

Our bedrooms are our haven and refuge. It's where we retreat when we need to relax and recoup and it's where we start and end our day.

This makes styling it one of the most important decisions we can make for our homes. ufurnish.com have provided us with their top tips to consider when choosing your bedroom furniture so you can create the perfect cosy sleep haven. With 110+ furniture retailers and over one million products on ufurnish.com you'll be able to create the perfect bedroom of your dreams.

The statement piece

The statement piece

When we think of a bedroom we immediately think of the bed, it's the centrepiece after all! When choosing your bed, size is the first consideration, think about the space in your room as well as your personal needs. After size comes the aesthetic consideration. Upholstered beds are hugely popular right now and work well in modern spaces. But if you're looking to achieve a more rustic feel we'd recommend a light wood frame bed. Finally, think about storage. If your room is on the smaller side then an ottoman bed could be a great choice as an additional storage space.

The perfect night's sleep

The perfect night's sleep

Now that the bed is taken care of, attention turns to the mattress. The right mattress will provide you with the perfect night's sleep for years to come so take time with your decision. The first consideration is whether you should choose memory foam or spring. Memory foam offers a softer surface for you to sink into while pocket sprung is firmer and better for those that need a high level of support. The second consideration is firmness. Side sleepers are best suited to a softer mattress to alleviate pressure points while firmer mattresses suit back or stomach sleepers.

Storage space

Storage space

A tidy bedroom means a tidy mind! A carefully chosen wardrobe will help to provide scope for more organised living. Consider what you'll be storing as this will impact the size and layout. Do you plan on hanging or folding clothes, do you need shelves for shoes or a combination of all three? Practicality is also something to consider early on as wardrobes are not easy to move. Finally, the material and finish will be a huge factor. Solid wood remains one of the most popular materials due to its hardwearing nature while mirrored wardrobes can be a great option for injecting light and opening up a space.

Side by side

Side by side

A bedside table is both a practical and stylish addition. When choosing the perfect one you'll want to think about height. The top of your bedside table should be either level with your mattress or no more than 2-4 inches taller. Many people wonder whether they should have two bedside tables and the answer depends on a combination of style, space and function. Having two matching bedside tables brings balance to the look and feel of your bedroom while the use of a single bedside table can provide an accent feature to your bedroom as well as giving you more space.

Terrific togs

Terrific togs

When it comes to creating the right ambient temperature to optimise your sleep pattern a little insight into duvet togs will point you in the right direction. A duvet's tog is the rating to which it retains heat. 15 being the highest and warmest possible. If you're looking for the perfect duvet tog to get you through the whole year, with just the addition or removal of a blanket or two, then a 7.5 tog duvet will be ideal. For the colder winter months an extra blanket will help to see you through while you remain cool during the warmer months.

Beautiful bedding

Beautiful bedding

Enjoy 5-star luxury every night with sumptuous bedding. Create that boutique hotel feel with crisp, Egyptian cotton sheets. Choose a solid colour duvet set to provide an elegant and simple look or choose a patterned bedding set to pick up accent colours from the room or to create a romantic feel. Keep cosy throws or blankets in complementary colours on standby to cuddle up when needed. But be warned with bedding so luxurious you may be tempted to snooze that alarm clock!

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